Spanish energy company Cepsa has signed a cooperation agreement with German energy firm GETEC to supply green hydrogen and its derivatives to GETEC’s industry clients by 2026.
The move is part of GETEC’s decarbonisation goals, which include reducing carbon emissions across its industries. The supply will arrive at the Port of Rotterdam and will be delivered to final supply points in a form ready for use by GETEC’s customers.
This agreement marks Cepsa’s first commercial export deal since announcing the launch of the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley in southern Spain. The company has also entered into an agreement with ACE Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam to supply green ammonia for conversion into green hydrogen for multiple industries in northern Europe or for direct use in different applications, including bunkering.
Green hydrogen generated from renewable power is a clean and sustainable alternative to conventional hydrogen production methods that rely on fossil fuels. The energy industry views green hydrogen as a key part of the global effort to achieve net-zero emissions and limit the effects of climate change.
As the world transitions towards cleaner energy, there is an increasing focus on the production and use of green hydrogen. According to the International Energy Agency, green hydrogen could supply up to 25% of the world’s energy needs by 2050. The use of green hydrogen can reduce carbon emissions and provide energy independence, making it an attractive option for many companies.
Cepsa’s Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley project aims to produce 15,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year by 2030. This will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 330,000 tonnes annually, equivalent to the emissions from 50,000 cars on the road.
The cooperation agreement between Cepsa and GETEC will contribute to the decarbonisation of industries in Europe and further the growth of green hydrogen as a viable energy source.
Possible challenges in the production and use of green hydrogen include the high cost of production, the need for infrastructure, and the amount of energy required for the electrolysis process. However, with advancements in technology and increasing demand, the costs of production are expected to decrease over time, making green hydrogen more accessible and affordable.
In summary, Cepsa’s cooperation agreement with GETEC to supply green hydrogen and its derivatives to industry clients marks a significant step in the growth of green hydrogen as a viable energy source. With the increasing focus on achieving net-zero emissions, the production and use of green hydrogen is expected to play a key role in the world’s transition towards cleaner energy.